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Live Stream Oct 15 at 8 p.m.: American Public Media's Performance Today at Curtis

An evening of music and conversation with Curtis students, faculty, alumni, and Performance Today host Fred Child streamed live on Curtis Performs
Part of Performance Today's week-long residency at Curtis

October 14, 2014, Philadelphia, Pa.— Performance Today, America's most popular classical music radio program, comes to Curtis for a week-long residency, including an evening of music and conversation with Curtis students, faculty, and alumni hosted by Fred Child. The program will be streamed live on Wednesday, October 15 at 8 p.m. on Curtis Performs (, the Curtis Institute of Music's dedicated HD video site. Launched in 2013, Curtis Performs features exclusive video content, including concert highlights and full-length works performed by students, faculty, and alumni. 
The October 15 program features works commissioned for Curtis On Tour and Lenfest Hall over the past several seasons by composition faculty members Richard Danielpour and David Ludwig ('01); and composition alumni Chiayu Hsu ('00), Katerina Kramarchuk ('12), and Zhou Tian ('05). Recorded live in Curtis's Gould Rehearsal Hall, the material will be broadcast on Performance Today at a later date.  
Performance Today's week-long residency at Curtis also includes an interactive media training session with Fred Child and Senior Producer Suzanne Schaffer, reflecting the school's focus on equipping students with 21st-century career skills, and a day-long recording session for the Young Artist in Residence series with Curtis piano student Steven Lin. Since 2011 Performance Today has invited Curtis students to participate in its Young Artist in Residence program, broadcasting interviews and performances with rising stars in the classical music world. 
Performance Today is a two-hour weekday program which features classical music in concert from American Public Media studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. The performances heard on Performance Today are unique to the show—unless you were in the concert hall when they happened—and they're heard on over 290 stations nationwide by an audience of more than 1.6 million people.
One of the world's finest and most selective conservatories, the Curtis Institute of Music offers a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture to 175 students from all corners of the world. Nurtured by a celebrated faculty, its extraordinary young musicians graduate to join 4,000 alumni who have long made music history. From Leonard Bernstein to Alan Gilbert, Samuel Barber to Jennifer Higdon, Anna Moffo to Eric Owens, Richard Goode to Jonathan Biss, Curtis alumni personify the school's commitment to excellence—onstage and in their communities—inventing careers with impact. Recent graduates forging 21st-century careers include Stanford Thompson, CEO of Play On, Philly!; the musicians of genre-crossing trio Time for Three—Zach De Pue, Nick Kendall, and Ranaan Meyer; and Yvonne Lam, violinist in the groundbreaking contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird.
A busy schedule of performances, including more than 200 a year in Philadelphia and around the world, is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach. Dedicated to a tradition of excellence and innovation since its founding in 1924, Curtis is looking toward its centenary in a flexible and forward-thinking way, evolving strategically to serve its time-honored mission.
American Public Media's Performance Today at Curtis
Wednesday, October 15 at 8 p.m.
Gould Rehearsal Hall at Lenfest Hall
Live streamed on Curtis Performs,
Chiayu Hsu ('00) Sparkle
Nozomi Imamura, trumpet
Alex Greene, trumpet
Eric Huckins, horn
Daniel Schwalbach, trombone
Lee Jarzembak, tuba

Katerina Kramarchuk ('13)  Winter Winds
Niles Watson, flute
Corbin Stair, oboe
Slavko Popovic, clarinet
Dana Cullen, horn
Sarah Tako, bassoon

Richard Danielpour   Come Up From The Fields, Father
Jamez McCorkle, baritone
Roberto Díaz ('84), viola*
Mikael Eliasen, piano*

Zhou Tian ('05) Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs
Brandon Garbot, violin
Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong, viola
Tessa Seymour, cello
Jason Vieaux, guitar*

David Ludwig ('01)   From the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Elena Perroni, soprano
Guangyao Xue, clarinet
Emeline Chong, bassoon
Tessa Ellis, trumpet
Samuel Armstrong, trombone
Abigail Fayette, violin
Harold Robinson, double bass*
Ted Babcock, percussion
Lio Kuokman ('09), conductor
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